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Faculty of Mathematics


Since the summer of 2012 gifts to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences have made it possible to offer summer research opportunities to undergraduate mathematicians at Cambridge. The programme gives promising mathematicians the chance to experience mathematics in its raw stages, seeing theory develop from observations through to conjecture and (when one is lucky) proof. 

We hope to be able once again this summer to be able to support a number of summer research projects. Undergraduates wishing to work on projects supervised within CMS are eligible to apply for bursaries. Students wishing to do projects, and those offering projects should read the information sheet. 

Wether or not you need a bursary, once you have found a supervisor and agreed a project, please follow this link to an online application form.  Completion of the form will ensure that you get library rights, computing facilities, and continued access to CMS over the summer. 

Update 08/3/2017

We regret that we have not been able to provide the service of listing available projects this year. Students wishing to do projects should enquire of their Director of Studies and their supervisors (including PhD students - who are eligible to supervise projects, if their PhD supervisors agree). Those wishing to offer a project should contact colleagues teaching relevant courses to advertise the opportunity to their students. The deadline for bursary applications has been extended to 31 March 2017.

Other Opportunities

The department of Engineering has a page listing undergraduate research opportunities (often including projects sponsored by DAMTP.)

The London Mathematical Society offers bursaries for summer research: NB Deadline is 5pm, 16 February



For further information on the program, please contact Ah Yeon Park or Marj Batchelor at


We are very grateful to James Bridgewater, without whose advice and support this program would not exist. We'd also like to thank BP and to Nick Greenwood for helping to make last summer's projects possible.

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